Biden campaign claims deep record on racial justice, in escalating battle with Trump for black support

The unrest over the death of George Floyd in police custody has not only amplified the debate over police brutality and racial injustice in the United States, but has also spilled over to the presidential campaign trail as both presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump battle to demonstrate leadership — and a record — on …

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Amid push to remove Confederate monuments, little outrage over Robert Byrd’s namesakes in home state

Confederate monuments are being taken down or vandalized in cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody — but so far the revived push to remove symbols of slavery and segregation has largely overlooked the late Democratic senator who was a former KKK member yet later rejected those views.  Go to …

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